Swimming with the Razorfishes

Monday, June 02, 2008


James Fallows in The Atlantic:

"Politicians shouldn't be obscure. But a willingness to assume good things about the public -- its knowledge, its understanding, its ability to rise above the most immediate appeal to pocketbook or prejudice -- is part of what makes a politician into a leader."

Yes. Absolutely.

If enough people stop assuming that Americans are stupid, maybe we'll stop acting as such. I do have hope.


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